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Teen boys and hygiene: Save us from the stink!

Teen boys and hygiene: Save us from the stink!

I think teen boys and hygiene can go one of two ways: obsessive use of deodorant and bathroom monopolisation. Or utter filth. There is no in-between. I'm not going to tell you which category my teenage boy falls into... he may or may not circulate a single pair of...

50+ cool things to do in Sydney for older kids

50+ cool things to do in Sydney for older kids

Things to do in Sydney for older kids can feel few and far between. It can be tough entertaining older kids who no longer want to visit Taronga Zoo (what's wrong with them!?), and a ferry ride just ain't cutting it any more. By Amanda Nicholls Whether you live in...

A mum’s guide to Fortnite by a teenage boy

A mum’s guide to Fortnite by a teenage boy

We asked a 16-year-old friend to write this guide to Fortnite. We wanted to show the game from a teen's perspective. There's a lot of fear-mongering out there about this game, which we hope this guide to Fortnite helps put into perspective. You can find a useful guide...

Pokemon Party free printables

Pokemon Party free printables

It turned out to be easy and fun to host a great Pokemon party. To make it even easier for you, here are Pokemon party free printables of everything we used at Max's Pokemon party. It was a a super-fun-tastic party and the kids adored the activities. Many of these...

16 very helpful books about raising boys

16 very helpful books about raising boys

I knew we all needed a list of books about raising boys because OMG, parenting boys is so frustrating! I mean, raising girls is just as frazzling (I have both), but the boy thing is throat-punching me lately. Ugh. Before I come over all negative and whiney, let me...

How to raise a feminist

How to raise a feminist

"How to raise a feminist" seems like a silly topic to discuss in 2018. But I'm well aware that not every kid is lucky enough to be raised feminist. Max, who is 13, was loving being in an all-boys class for Design Tech at school. But not for the reasons you might...

Pokemon Party Ideas: How to throw an amazing Pokemon Party

Pokemon Party Ideas: How to throw an amazing Pokemon Party

Max's amazing Pokemon party had some big make-it-easy Pokemon party ideas: like a storyline. From the very beginning of the party, the kids were all Pokemon trainers, charged with catching, training and battling a Pokemon. We had such fun coming up with some fantastic...

9 fun things for kids to make with felt

9 fun things for kids to make with felt

Felt is a cheap, versatile craft supply (you can buy sheets of it at Kmart for about $6 for 12 sheets, it's also available at discount shops and craft shops). My eldest daughter made the cute little bears above, cutting out the felt and sewing on the ears and eyes....

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Quick homemade muesli bars

Quick homemade muesli bars

Can we all just agree that it was a good day when the muesli bar went mainstream? Prior to the eighties, homemade muesli bars were seen as hippy snacks. In fact, the entire muesli/wholegrain thing was dismissed as hippy healthfoods and not the kind of thing that...

How to make a drawstring bag

How to make a drawstring bag

I love parties and I like to go the extra mile when it comes to all the little details of the party. I also like to be environmentally-conscious wherever I can. So I thought I’d share with you how to make a drawstring bag for your party guests to take home. Of course,...

10 ways to make today a good day

10 ways to make today a good day

When the slog of it all, this epic trek through quicksand that life so often is; when it all gets too much, we need to have a really good day. In fact, we need to make TODAY a good day. You know what it’s like. Life is frantically whizzing by and we start to...

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